Because this British brand is encouraging you to go into one of their 11 stores and get involved in their book-sharing initiative, The Enrichment of Other. Representing TOAST’s globally-inspired ethos, the concept aims to bring literature-lovers together by giving people a space to share both their book recommendations and experiences. Starting this week, each of the retailer’s stores will have a shelf filled with books from customers and staff, with handwritten notes explaining how the book has enriched the sharer.

 

On this occasion, we’ve asked our editor-in-chief Caroline Issa to share three titles she’ll be leaving in one of TOAST’s four London stores. Keep an eye out for Caroline’s personal notes and make sure to leave your favourite book behind as well.

The Dinner Party by Joshua Ferris 

 

Caroline says: “This short story was first published in the New Yorker, and it’s now finally out in hardback. I loved Ferris’s clever look at society and friendships of today – FOMO included.”

The Invitation by Lucy Foley

 

Caroline says: ”This stylish and entertaining novel, set in the beautiful Italian coast, is the perfect summer read.”

The Power by Naomi Alderman

 

Caroline says: “What with The Handmaid's Tale and equal pay scandals, The Power is a Feminist book with a capital F, which, in spite of its implausible sci-fi elements, offers an entirely believable vision of a world in which women hold all the power.”



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